A vulnerability in the way Apple Help Viewer handles specially crafted URLs may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service.
According to Apple Security Update 2008-003:
_ An integer underflow in Help Viewer's handling of help:topic URLs may result in a buffer overflow. Accessing a malicious help:topic URL may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution._
Note that this issue affects systems running Mac OS X prior to version 10.5.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service.
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Updated: May 29, 2008
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This issue was reported in Apple Security Update 2008-003. Apple credits Paul Haddad of PTH with reporting this issue.
This document was written by Chris Taschner.
CVE IDs: | CVE-2008-1034
Severity Metric: | 8.68
Date Public: | 2008-05-28
Date First Published: | 2008-05-29
Date Last Updated: | 2008-05-29 19:01 UTC
Document Revision: | 6